Australian Senate defeats euthanasia bill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Great news. The Australian Senate defeated the assisted suicide bill after two members of the Senate, who indicated that they would support the bill, changed their minds and voted against it. Dana McCauley reported for The Sydney Morning Herald that: The bill, introduced by Liberal Democratic Party …

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Multi-Million Dollar Estate Drives Push for Euthanasia in Australia

Clem Jones Trust say that after supporting the push for assisted dying laws in Victoria last year, the trust will now back a campaign in Mr. Jones’ home state. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children [www.spuc.org.uk/news/news-stories/2018/january/multi-million-dollar-estate-drives-push-for-euthanasia] Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk had insisted that the issue of assisted dying would not be on …

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Australian state of Victoria legalizes assisted suicide and euthanasia

By Dave Andrusko Although the outcome was known in advance , it didn’t make Wednesday’s decision by the Australian state of Victoria to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia any the less bitter. As Adam Baidawi, reporting for the New York Times, wrote, “After a two and a half years of debate and amendments, Victoria’s Lower …

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Doctors urge Western Australia not to legalize euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In the past few weeks, New South Wales Australia defeated a euthanasia bill while Victoria Australia all but passed a bill to legalize euthanasia. The Australian Medical Association (AMA), which opposes euthanasia, warned Western Australia to not follow Victoria’s lead. Sophia Moore with News.com.au reported: AMA …

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Victoria Australia parliament consents to euthanasia

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted with permission from a post at Mercatornet. The Australian state of Victoria will soon legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia. On Wednesday, after a marathon 28-hour debate, the bill was finally approved in the upper house. A few amendments need to be ratified by the lower house next …

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Experimenting on the suicidal with lethal cocktails

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. The “Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 ” is a proposal in Victoria, a state in Southeastern Australia, which has passed the Lower house of Parliament and is being debated in the Upper house. The “Andrews ” he refers to is Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. The key to …

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‘Yes’ to euthanasia no longer certain in Victoria

Some members of the upper house appear to be changing their minds By Michael Cook Editor’s note. Victoria is a state in Southeastern Australia. On Friday afternoon, it seemed that Australia was just a whisker away from legalising assisted suicide. A marathon 26 hour sitting of the lower house of the Victorian state parliament on …

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Former Australian PM Paul Keating warns against assisted suicide bills

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has issued a statement warning against the passage of Victoria’s assisted suicide bill. His remarks apply equally to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill which is before the New South Wales Legislative Council. Mr. Keating warned of the pressure legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia would …

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes Victoria’s Lower House

By Xavier Symons Editor’s note. Victoria is a state in Southeastern Australia. Australians watched last week as Victoria’s State parliament debated the government-sponsored Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. The bill – which would allow assisted suicide and euthanasia for terminally ill patients with less than 12 months to live – has been fiercely criticised by …

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Australian Assisted Suicide Plan: Only the Beginning

Don’t look to the starting point; look at the finish line. By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Australia The ubiquitous figure of Philip Nitschke and his death peddling organisation, Exit, are never far from the news. Though eschewed by many on the pro-euthanasia movement, Nitschke does do straight-talking well when he exposes the ultimate end of …

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Euthanasia Inquiry slated for Western Australia

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia After acknowledging during the recent Western Australian election campaign that he supported euthanasia, now Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan (as he did before the previous election in 2013) said recently that any such bill would be a private member’s bill and not a government bill. In March, ‘Health Minister …

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Victoria Australia: Extending euthanasia, even before the bill is written

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Anyone looking at the experience in Canada since euthanasia and assisted suicide laws came into force last year, should be struck by the moves to extend the law so soon after they had been passed. After all, when you look to Belgium and Holland and even Oregon USA, the …

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